United Arab Emirates elected to UN Security Council
The Emirates will replace Tunisia in the Asia-Pacific tranche when the mandate begins on January 1, 2022.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that “the election of the United Arab Emirates to the Security Council for the period 2022-2023 reflects its active diplomacy, its international position. … and its distinguished development model.
In a tweet, Sheikh Mohammed said the achievement is “all thanks to the UAE diplomatic team led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed. We look forward to active, positive and active membership in the United Nations Security Council. “
This is the second time the Emirates have entered the most powerful diplomatic club they previously served in 1986-87. Through its ‘Stronger United’ campaign, the UAE commits to using its credentials for inclusion, innovation, resilience, peacebuilding, climate change mitigation and empowerment of people. women.
Albania, Brazil, Gabon and Ghana are other nations that have run unchallenged for two-year terms.
As the roll-call for member countries began, Permanent Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh, voted.
The annual vote saw hundreds of diplomats gather in the General Assembly Hall at New York headquarters. It saw the culmination of an intense months-long campaign by competing countries.
Following the practice of candidate countries of handing out traditional goodies to diplomats, the United Arab Emirates served coffee to “hard-working diplomats” at UN Headquarters as they prepared for the vote which began at 10 a.m. from New York).
The candidate countries to the Security Council will replace the outgoing members, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam. New members will take up their two-year term on January 1.
They will join the other five non-permanent members: India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.
Ahead of the vote, Nusseibeh said his country had a lot to offer the UN to address global challenges.
“We believe that the UAE has a lot to contribute to the Security Council and the multilateral system as a whole. We are a dynamic and forward-looking country in our region, a bridge builder, a humanitarian leader and a platform. global hub of trade, commerce and innovation, ”she said.
The UNSC has five permanent members – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – who can veto decisions made by the assembly. Permanent members are the heavyweights who can make legally binding decisions like imposing sanctions and sanctioning military actions. The other 10 non-permanent members serve overlapping two-year terms and are represented in all regions.
How are non-permanent members elected?
Each year, the General Assembly elects five non-permanent members (out of 10 in total) for a two-year term. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 1991 (XVIII) of December 17, 1963, the 10 non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis as follows: five for African and Asian States; one for Eastern European States; two for the States of Latin America and the Caribbean; and two for Western European and other states.
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